Tonawanda News


February 6, 2013

Barbara A. Gutowski

NORTH TONAWANDA — Barbara A. Gutowski, of North Tonawanda, age 71, passed away unexpectedly at home February 4, 2013.

Mrs. Gutowski was born April 2, 1941 in Buffalo, daughter of the late Harvey and Elizabeth Risewick.

Barbara began her career in food service as a waitress at the Sheridan Inn and worked her way  to General Manager of the Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay (Thousand Islands), a position she held for over 10 years.

Barbara enjoyed boating, traveling, reading and her beloved animals, Alex and Bay. Her most favorite thing was spending time with her children, grandchildren and niece, Robin and her husband, Jeff. Mrs. Gutowski was predeceased by her companion of 18 years, the late Timothy Tehan.

Loving mother of Christine (Thomas) Watson, Mark J. (Jennifer) Budwey, Debra (William)    Lizauckas and the late James Budwey; sister of Beverly (late William) Dyet, Harvey Risewick, late Frank Risewick and late Elizabeth Karnuth. Also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held SATURDAY at 4 PM from FAIR HAVENS CHURCH, 7337 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara County SPCA.

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